Quebec strikes committee on Clostridium difficile
- Nurses' views on infection control ignored by boards. Snow, Tamsin // Nursing Standard;10/24/2007, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p12
The article reports on the result of a study conducted by the Healthcare Commission involving on the outbreak of Clostridium difficile at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in Great Britain. It is mentioned that the commission blamed on slack management, staff shortages and overcrowded...
- Vital Signs: Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections. McDonald, L. Clifford; Lessa, Fernanda; Sievert, Dawn; Wise, Matt; Herrera, Rosa; Gould, Carolyn; Malpiedi, Paul; Dudeck, Maggie; Srinivasan, Arjun; Fridkin, Scott; Cardo, Denise // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/25/2012, Vol. 307 Issue 16, p1684
The article discusses a research study about the prevention of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). Results of investigation revealed the relation of CDIs to various precedent and concurrent health care exposure. A total of 42,157 facility-wide inpatient LabID-CDI event reporting to the...
- Reducing infection rates. Patti, Bharat // Nursing Management - UK;Apr2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p10
The article offers update on the latest infection rate figures for Clostridium difficile in Great Britain. The drive to make hospitals safer for patients by controlling healthcare associated infections (HCAI) is relentless. Not only can HCAI cause complications to arise in patient treatment,...
- C. difficile: by the numbers. Egertson, Laura // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 11, p1331
Reports on the cases of Clostridium difficile infections in teaching hospitals in Canada. Cases of C. difficile across Quebec from April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004; Number of people died after contracting the nosocomial infection; Study conducted by the Public Health Agency of Canada on the...
- Distinguishing Community-Associated From Hospital-Associated Clostridium difficile Infections in Children: Implications for Public Health Surveillance. Tschudin-Sutter, Sarah; Tamma, Pranita D.; Naegeli, April N.; Speck, Kathleen A.; Milstone, Aaron M.; Perl, Trish M. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;Dec2013, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p1665
In a cohort of 202 hospitalized patients, severe complications and recurrences were more common in children with community-associated compared with healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). For surveillance purposes, â€œindeterminateâ€ CDI should be allocated to...
- Cutting into C. diff rates. // Hospital Peer Review;Nov2013, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p128
The article reports on a program to lessen the incidence of Clostridium difficile infections at Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital in Marietta, Georgia.
- C. Diff Inquiry Highlights Cleaning Lapses. Tostenson, Laurie; Ptak, Judy // Executive Housekeeping Today;Feb2010, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p17
The article reports on the increase of Clostridium difficile infections due to cleaning lapses of nurses and housekeepers in the hospitals.
- Multi-country surveillance needed to detect, control C. difficile in hospitals. DeNyse, Ashley; Henry, Jennifer // Infectious Disease News;Dec2010, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p24
The article discusses research which stressed the importance of multi-country surveillance in detecting and controlling Clostridium difficile in hospitals.
- Community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection: an increasing public health threat. Gupta, Arjun; Khanna, Sahil // Infection & Drug Resistance;2014, Vol. 7, p63
There has been a startling shift in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection over the last decade worldwide, and it is now increasingly recognized as a cause of diarrhea in the community. Classically considered a hospital-acquired infection, it has now emerged in populations...